RE:Priming the pump...
Nice job J, LOVE THE SOUND!
Picked up my new #8 Tioga & spare spool for the new 8 wt Diamondback backwater for the litte lady. What a sweet feeling & looking outfit! Now I just have to solve the line mystery, so many to choose from.
FYI - any Redington fans on the south shore, Smitty is taklking about carrying their reels. It would probably be worth your while to stop in & ask if you haven't taken the plunge yet.